Tuesday January 9, 2018 – Peterborough man facing several charges including assault following domestic dispute

Calls for Service:
(Jan. 8 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 9 at 8 a.m.) 64

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 35-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges including assault and uttering threats following a domestic incident.

Shortly after midnight on January 9, 2018 the accused and victim became involved in an argument while at a Peterborough address. During the incident it was reported that the accused assaulted and choked the victim, threatened her and threw her laptop at a wall. The victim was able to leave the location. Police and EMS were called and attended the location. The victim was transported to a local hospital as a result of her injuries.

Officers located the accused walking in the area and as a result of the investigation he was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Assault
  • Overcome resistance by attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle another person
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Fail to comply with a recognizance X2

The accused, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court later today (Jan. 9).

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Jan. 6 – Jan. 8, 2018 – Police investigating weekend robbery on Wolfe Street

Calls for Service:
(Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 6 at 8 a.m.) 68
(Jan. 6 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 7 at 8 a.m.) 46
(Jan. 7 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 8 at 8 a.m.) 39

Robbery:
The Peterborough Police Service is investigating and asking anyone with information to come forward following a Sunday afternoon robbery.

On January 7, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m. police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a robbery.

It was reported that while an adult male was walking in the area of Wolfe Street he was approached by an unknown male and assaulted. The male suspect threatened the victim and demanded the victim hand over his bag. When the victim refused he was assaulted again. It was reported that the male suspect then brandished a knife and once again threatened the victim. The victim turned over items to the male suspect including a quantity of cash. The male suspect then fled the area on foot.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Mid-thirties
  • 5’6”
  • 160lbs
  • Stocky build
  • Brown short curly or wavy hair
  • Unshaven facial hair

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police Service at 705-876-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. 

Domestic Assault Arrest:
A 22-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges including assault, uttering threats and pointing a firearm following a weekend domestic incident.

On January 6, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m. police were dispatched to a Peterborough residence after receiving a 9-1-1 call for a domestic situation.

It was reported that the accused had attended the victim’s residence, threatened the victim and then brandished kitchen knives and later a pellet gun. During the incident the victim, a woman in her 20’s, was assaulted. The accused then left the residence.

When officers arrived on scene they located the accused.

As a result of the investigation the accused was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Domestic assault
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Fail to comply with a probation order

Police subsequently recovered and seized two knives and a pellet gun related to the incident.

The accused attended weekend and statutory holiday court on January 7, 2018, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (Jan. 8).

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Mischief Arrest:
A 25-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with mischief after a window at a downtown store was kicked-in over the weekend.

On January 6, 2018 at approximately 1 a.m. police were dispatched to a George Street North store for an intoxicated male who had kicked a hole through the glass window of the store. Damage to the window is estimated at $500.

A witness provided police with a description of the male suspect. A short time later officers located the male suspect at the intersection of George and Simcoe Streets.

As a result of the investigation Nathan Springett, 25, of Huntington Circle, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with mischief under $5,000.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 25, 2018.

Domestic Assault Arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 32-year-old man with assault following a December domestic incident.

On the evening of December 19, 2017 a witness saw a domestic incident take place outside a local shopping centre. It was reported that a male had assaulted a female. The witness attempted to intervene and then the male and female got into a vehicle and left the area.

Through the investigation the male suspect was identified. On January 5, 2018 officers attended a Peterborough residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with domestic assault and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on January 6, 2018, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court later today (Jan. 8).

The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim in this domestic incident.

Uttering threats arrest:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged a 29-year-old man after staff at a local hospital were threatened.

On the night of January 5, 2018 police attended the local hospital for a male who was acting aggressively and had threatened staff.

As a result of the investigation Anthony Craig Weatherup, 29, of Dalhousie Street, was arrested and charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and fail to comply with a probation order.

The accused attended weekend and statutory holiday court on January 7, 2018, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on January 10, 2018.

Friday January 5, 2018 – Peterborough man charged with assault following incident outside local bar

Calls for Service:
(Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 5 at 8 a.m.) 62

Assault Arrest:
A 23-year-old Peterborough man has been charged with assault following an early October incident outside a George Street bar.

On October 1, 2017 at approximately 1:15 a.m. two males became involved in a verbal argument while inside a George Street establishment. Both males were ejected from the establishment by bar security. Once outside it was reported that one of the males struck the other male in the face then fled the area. The two males are acquaintances. Police were called and attended.

On January 2, 2018 the accused attended the police station where, as a result of the investigation, he was arrested.

William Trevor Horton, 23, of McDonnel Street, is charged with assault.

The accused was released from custody on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in court on January 18, 2018.

Extreme Cold Warning:
Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the Peterborough area with a prolonged period of very cold wind chills expected.

Wind chill values due to northwest winds up to 50 kilometres per hour will be in the minus 35 to 40 range early this morning (Jan. 5). Temperatures and wind chill values will be slightly lower Friday night. The extreme cold will continue until Saturday or possibly into Sunday morning.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk:

  • Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.
  • Check on older family, friends and neighbours.
  • If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

From Environment Canada

Possession of Stolen Property Arrests:
The Peterborough Police Service has arrested and charged two persons for being in possession of jewellery that had been stolen from a local residence.

Between October 20 and November 20, 2017 several pieces of jewellery totalling $3,300 were stolen from a Peterborough home. Through the investigation it was revealed that two individuals had attended a local swap shop and had pawned the stolen items.

As a result of the investigation on January 2, 2018 the two persons were arrested and charged.

Suzanne Laura Rowe, 27, of Collison Avenue, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Timothy Rhoda Langton, 79, of Mount Pleasant Road, Cavan Monaghan Township, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Both accused were released from custody on a promise to appear and are scheduled to attend court on January 18, 2018.

Public Assistance:
The Peterborough Police Service continues to ask anyone with information regarding a December 20, 2017 traffic incident to please come forward.

On December 20, 2017 at approximately 5:30 p.m. there was an accident involving a black pickup and a white car at the intersection of Chemong Road and Sunset Boulevard. There were no injuries reported as a result. Damage is estimated at $6,500.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or may have information is asked to call PC Brunsch in the Traffic Unit at 705-876-1122 ext. 289.

Thursday January 4, 2018 – Help Prevent Warm-up Theft

With bitterly cold temperatures continuing it’s tempting to leave your vehicle idling and unattended while it warms up but Peterborough Police warn this action is an open invitation to thieves.

Protect your property and plan to leave extra time during your routine to put on a few extra layers of clothes and stay with your vehicle while it warms up. We all have a role to play in crime prevention and a little extra vigilance and planning goes a long way in helping to prevent auto theft.

Unless your vehicle is equipped with a remote starter so the vehicle can be warmed-up but not driven the best advice is to always stay with your vehicle.

We also encourage people not to leave spare keys or garage door openers inside their vehicle. Make sure any valuables or items, such as a garage door opener, are taken inside with you.

We have had incidents where thieves have entered a vehicle and then used the garage door opener to access and enter a home.

Crime Prevention Tips:

  • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended – this includes your driveway
  • Get an auto-starter or wait inside your car while it warms up
  • Don’t leave garage door openers or spare sets of keys in vehicles
  • Park in a well-lighted, attended area if possible
  • Lock valuable in your trunk or take them with you
  • Completely close and lock doors and windows
  • Record the following information: Year, make, model and colour of vehicle; licence plate number; vehicle identification number; serial numbers of all special equipment; special markings, i.e dents, scratches, other damage, etc.
  • Report any suspicious activity or vehicle crime to police
  • If your vehicle or keys have been stolen, immediately change the locks to anything that can be unlocked by those keys, including your residence and garage

Along with having your vehicle stolen while it’s left running and unattended, thieves can also steal your identification and insurance that was left inside. Thieves can then use your vehicle permit and insurance certificate to commit fraud or steal your identity.

Follow these tips to keep your documents safe:

  • Keep them in a secure place with you. You need to be able to provide this information to police if asked
  • Avoid putting them in an open purse or large pocket where they could fall out or be easily stolen
  • Never leave originals or even photocopies inside your vehicle, especially not in plain view
  • Don’t leave them in your vehicle’s glove box, in case the vehicle is stolen
  • Keep them in a secure place when you’re at home. Never leave them lying around, especially if you employ outside help
  • Shred or cut old documents into small pieces before you put them in the trash or recycling bin. This helps guard against “dumpster diving” by thieves who want to steal your identity

With information from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation

 

Winter Driving Tips: “Slow down, Stay alert and Stay in control.”

The Peterborough Police Service reminds motorists to always plan ahead before heading out on roads during the winter and to, “slow down, stay alert and stay in control.

Check your vehicle

  • Get your vehicle winter-ready with a maintenance check-up. Carry an ice scraper and washer fluid effective to -40oC. Keep your fuel tank at least half full. Consider installing four winter tires. You’re eligible for an auto insurance discount if you use them.
  • Plan ahead, use your judgement
  • Plan your trip, locate your stops and check the weather and road conditions often before heading out. Use your judgement too – delaying your trip may be the best option. If you’re on the road when conditions worsen, find a safe place to pull well off and wait.
  • Pack an emergency kit
  • Create a survival kit and have emergency supplies with you – a charged cell phone, non-perishable food, water, flashlight, blanket, warm clothes, jumper cables, shovel and traction mats or sand.

Clear snow and ice from your vehicle

Make sure you clean all windows, mirrors, lights and the roof. Wait for any foggy windows to clear up so your visibility isn’t poor.

Slow down, stay alert and in control

  • Many winter collisions occur because drivers are going too fast for road conditions. Slow down and allow extra space between you and other vehicles.
  • Focus on your driving and put away cell phones and other distractions. Look for reflections on the road – what looks like water may actually be ice.
  • Steer gently on curves and in slippery conditions. Hard braking, quick acceleration and abrupt gear changes can cause you to skid.
  • Avoid using cruise control on wet, snowy or icy pavement – it reduces your reaction time and vehicle control. If you do skid, release your brakes and steer in the direction you want to go. Be careful not to over steer.

Share the road and watch for snowplows

  • Avoid crowding into the lane of on-coming traffic – this can result in head-on collisions.
  • Drive slowly near working snowplows and don’t pass them – it’s dangerous. Be patient and give them room. They will pull off once they reach the end of their route.

Obey road closures

Do not drive on closed roads – it’s against the law. Always obey emergency closure signs and follow the directions of police officers. Remember – the roads are closed for your safety.

For more information please visit the Ontario Ministry of Transportation 

Dec. 30, 2017 – Jan. 2, 2018 – K9 Wolfe leads officers to suspect following break-in at Pine Street home

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 29 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 30 at 8 a.m.) 60
(Dec. 30 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 31 at 8 a.m.) 47
(Dec. 31 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 1 at 8 a.m.) 85
(Jan.1 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 2 at 8 a.m.) 39

Break and Enter/Mischief Arrest:
A 33-year-old Peterborough man is facing several charges following a break-in at a Pine Street home.

On December 29, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m. a witness heard a door slam at a neighbouring Pine Street residence. Knowing that the homeowners were out of town the witness went to investigate and saw a broken window at the home. Police were called and attended the residence.

A K9 track was conducted and a short time later Police Service Dog Wolfe led officers to a residence on Park Street South where the male suspect was located inside. Police also located stolen property inside the residence from the break and enter.

As a result of the investigation Jeffrey Michael Nobes, 33, of no fixed address, Peterborough, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Mischief under $5,000 X2
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000

Further investigation revealed that during the evening of December 29, 2017 a vehicle parked in a lot on Park Street North had a window smashed and property stolen. The accused was found to be in possession of some of the stolen items from this incident.

Also during the evening hours of December 29, 2017 police were contacted regarding a vehicle parked in another Park Street North lot that had a window smashed. No property was reported as stolen.

The accused was further charged with the following:

  • Mischief under $5,000 X2
  • Possession of property stolen by crime under $5,000

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on December 30, 2017, was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear again in court via video appearance on January 5, 2018.

Impaired Arrest:
A 55-year-old Peterborough man is facing charges including impaired driving and dangerous driving following an incident in the area of George Street North.

On December 29, 2017 at approximately 8:35 p.m. police received calls regarding a possible impaired driver in the area of Towerhill Road. Officers located the vehicle a short time later driving the wrong way and in reverse down George Street North, a two-lane road for southbound traffic only. The vehicle then came to a stop in the middle of the intersection at George and Hilliard Streets.

While speaking with the male driver of the vehicle officers noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver’s breath. During a subsequent breath test the driver was found to have more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. It was also revealed through the investigation that the driver had been following a witness and driving in an aggressive manner and at a high rate of speed while flashing his high beams at the witness.

As a result of the investigation Rodney Curtis, 55, of Towerhill Road, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operating a motor vehicle with more than 80mg blood alcohol content
  • Impaired driving
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on January 18, 2018.

Weapons/Mischief Arrest:
A Peterborough teen is facing weapon and mischief charges following a family dispute.

During the evening of December 31, 2017 the accused, a 17-year-old male, became involved in a dispute with his mother and his mother’s boyfriend while at a Peterborough residence. During the dispute it was reported that the accused destroyed property inside the residence and brandished a kitchen knife.

Police were contacted and attended the residence where, as a result of the investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief under $5,000.

The accused appeared in weekend and statutory holiday court on January 1, 2018, was released from custody and is scheduled to appear again in court on January 15, 2018.

Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act the name of a young person cannot be released.

Public Assistance:
The Peterborough Police Service is asking for public assistance following a motor vehicle collision.

On December 29, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. a red SUV struck the side of a building at 947 Lansdowne Street West (A&W restaurant). No injuries were reported as a result and damaged is estimated at approximately $18,500. Anyone with information is asked to call PC Brunsch in the Traffic Unit at 705-876-1122.

Thursday December 28, 2017 – Millbrook man charged with operating motor vehicle with more than legal limit of alcohol in his system

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 28 at 8 a.m.) 50

Over 80mg Arrest:
On December 15, 2017 around 2 a.m. an officer on patrol observed a vehicle driving in an erratic manner.
The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver. The driver was given a test for alcohol on a roadside screening device, on which they registered a fail. The driver was arrested transported to station and completed tests on an intoxilyzer device.
Charged with Drive more than .80 mgs of alcohol in blood was, Quinn McConnell, 20, of Millbrook. He will appear in court on January 11, 2018.

Dec. 23 – 27, 2017 – Selwyn man charged with attempting to disarm a police officer

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 22 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 23 at 8 a.m.) 132
(Dec. 23 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 24 at 8 a.m.) 62
(Dec. 24 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 25 at 8 a.m.) 45
(Dec. 25 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 26 at 8 a.m.) 39
(Dec. 26 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 27 at 8 a.m.) 3

Assault and disarm police Arrest:
On December 21, 2017 shortly after midnight police responded to a call regarding and intoxicated male trying to start fights with people in the area of Bonnacord street. Police also responded to a call regarding an unwanted male in the same area. It was later determined that it was the same male. Police spoke to the male who was belligerent and abusive. The male reached for an officer’s duty belt and attempted to pull items from the belt resulting a magazine from the officer’s duty belt for his service pistol being ripped off which fell to the ground.

When officers attempted to arrest the male a struggle ensued and the male attempted to get an officers service pistol out of its holster.

Eventually the male was subdued and secured. Charged with mischief and attempting to disarm a peace officer is Timothy Fowler, 38, of Selwyn. He will appear in court on January 11, 2018.

Assault and Mischief Arrest:
On December 10, around 2:30 a.m. security at the King Street parking garage observed two males hanging around a city vehicle parked in the garage. Security observed one of the males jump onto the hood of the vehicle and begin jumping up and down on it.
Security confronted the males and after a brief conversation one of the males grabbed the security officer by the chest. When a struggle ensued the second male also attacked the security officer. A passerby contacted police who attended to assist. Charged as a result of the investigation was Ryan Kee, 21, of Peterborough. He was charged with assault and mischief. He will appear in court on the January 4, 2018.

Also charged with assault and mischief is Mitchell Dewdney, 22 years. He will also appear in court on the 04th of January 2018

Fraud Arrest:
On December 26, 2017 security at a local retail store observed a female in the store selecting items off the shelf and placing them into a shopping bag.The bag was turned over to another female who then took the items to the return desk and received cash for the unpaid items. Charged with fraud under $5,000 was Joanna Mahaffey, 37, of Peterborough. She will appear in court on January 11, 2018.

Friday December 22, 2017 – Police seeking public assistance following motor vehicle collision

Calls for Service:
(Dec. 21 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 22 at 8 a.m.) 118

Public Assistance:
The Peterborough Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance following a motor vehicle collision.
On December 20, 2017 at approximately 5:30 p.m. there was an accident involving a black pickup and a white car at the intersection of Chemong Road and Sunset Boulevard. Police are looking for witnesses to call lead investigator Constable Brunsch at 705-876-1122 ext 289.

Driving Conditions:
Winter is here! 44 calls for service out of 118 in the last 24hrs were motor vehicle collisions. Please drive with care.

Thursday December 21, 2017 – Police issue warning after first confirmed seizure of carfentanil

Police Confirm Deadly Carfentanil in Peterborough

The Peterborough Police Service is issuing a warning after receiving confirmation that a substance seized during a traffic stop was carfentanil, a drug 10,000 times more potent than morphine.

On October 24, 2017 at approximately 10:30 p.m. officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Parkhill Road West and Monaghan Road. As a result of the traffic stop marijuana was located inside the vehicle along with a dark powdered substance.

The unknown substance was submitted to Health Canada for testing. Results received from Health Canada on the evening of December 20, 2017 have confirmed that the substance was carfentanil. This marks the first confirmed carfentanil seizure in the City of Peterborough.

The Peterborough Police Service has notified its partners of the results including Peterborough Public Health and the Peterborough Drug Strategy.

Carfentanil is commonly used by veterinarians as a tranquilizer for larger animals, such as elephants. The amount of carfentanil seized during the October traffic stop was .7 grams.

“Exposure to a very small amount of this drug, about the size of a grain of salt or 20 micrograms, could be fatal though inhalation and ingestion. There is also concern due to the fact that it can be absorbed through the skin,” says Peterborough Police Deputy Chief Tim Farquharson, member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Substance Advisory Committee, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Drug Advisory Committee and the Central East Opiod Strategy Task Force.

Peterborough Police have been concerned for the last several months that carfentanil may be in the Peterborough area.

“We are warning recreational drug users that this potentially fatal drug is now in our City. Fentanyl is an additive or cutting agent in virtually all street drugs. The potential for carfentanil to also be present in common street drugs is very much a real threat,” says Deputy Chief Farquharson.

“We are not surprised that this drug is now in our community given the opiod crisis sweeping across Canada and is a reminder that every community is susceptible. Police services are working collaboratively and with a multi-disciplinary approach to deal with the many challenges that the opiod crisis is presenting.”

As a result of the traffic stop the following persons were arrested and charged:

Khalid Omer, 20, of Galahad Drive, Oshawa, was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Carfentanil)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30 grams)

Jillian Cianna Halley, 20, of Galahad Drive, Oshawa, was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Carfentanil)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30 grams)

Keniel Anthony McLaughlin, 22, of Hewitt Crescent, Ajax, was charged with the following:

  • Possession of a schedule I substance (Carfentanil)
  • Possession of a schedule II substance (Marijuana under 30 grams)

    All three have appeared in court.

Example of the small amount of drugs that can potentially be fatal.

The substance next to the American penny is carfentanil.